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These are some of the films that are in the queue to watch.  Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comment box!

Updated 8/22/2020

Night on Earth – A story of five cab rides going on simultaneously around the world.  Made many best-of lists.  Familiar faces,  91% audience score on RT.

Romance and Cigarettes – James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet in a musical that is heavy in sexual themes.  The reviews were all over the board.  Ebert gave it 4 stars, others hated it.  

Talk to Her – Foreign drama/romance.  Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.  92% on RT.

Luce – Brings a stellar ensemble to bear on a satisfyingly complex story that addresses its timely themes in thought-provoking fashion. 90% on RT.

Lone Star – Small-town sheriff has to investigate a murder after his father’s bones are found.  Ebert gave it 4 stars.  

How to Build a Girl – Johana Morrigan is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies.

Snow Angels – Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale in a drama about relationships.  In Roper’s top 100 for the decade.

Crip Camp – Documentary about a special camp in the 1970’s.  100% critic and audience score.

The Half of It – Story about a girl who tries to help a jock get a girl only to realize she has feelings for the same girl.  96% on RT, described as smart.

Victoria – The story of a party girl that ends up being involved in a crime after meeting three men about to hit the town.  It’s supposed to be full of twists and texture.  Single take for the 140 minute movie.  

Julia – Tilda Swinton delivers a powerful performance in Julia, a tense thriller and a dark character study.

Banana Splits – Story of a teenage friends that have a complication – one is dating the other’s ex-boyfriend.  90% on RT.  

24 Hour Party People – Story of the Manchester music scene in 70’s – 80’s.  86% on RT, supposed to be fun.  

Soul Kitchen – A well-reviewed German indie comedy

Holly Slept Over – Brand new – a female friend visits a couple having issues.  

Official Secrets – Story of British whistleblower before the Iraq war.  Keira Knightley.

Beautiful Kate – A woman returns home to see dying father only to have secrets unfold.

Goodbye Solo – An old white southern man hires a black man to drive him to a mountain where he will commit suicide.  92% on RT, 4 stars from Ebert.

Dreamland – story of a family living and struggling in the dust bowl.  Margot Robbie, 80% on RT.

Three Times – Ebert gave it four stars and said it was exquisite and impossible to find.  

This is Martin Bonner – A slow-burning indie drama that explores friendship and the human condition.  93% on RT.  

The Beat that My Heart Skipped – Gritty french drama, it won movie of the year there.

Jellyfish – Coming-of-age movie about a difficult teen with a hidden talent.

The Trouble With the Truth – Lea Thompson drama, 94% on RT.

Wheelman – A getaway movie defined as a mix of Locke and Baby Driver.

Humpday – An early work by Lynn Shelton and a Duplas brother. 

Love is Now – Australian film that chronicles that unexpected journey of a couple in new love.

Rosie – The story of a mother trying to keep it together after the landlord kicks out the family.

Amour – Retired couple have to deal with their daughter having a heart attack.  I’ve heard about this one for years.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia – Drama where a group of men (including the suspect) spend the night trying to find the victim.  Drama ensues.  Made many best-of lists.

Maze – Story of 1983 IRA prisoner jailbreak.  100% on RT, described as extremely intelligent.  

The Idea of Manhood – Two friends get together for a day to discuss their shortcomings.  An unexpected conversation ensues.

Fireworks Wednesday – Another film by the aforementioned Iranian director.  100% on RT. 

Women on the Balcony – An entertaining and enlightening look at what happens when ultratraditional religion meets some progressive women.  96% on RT.

The Conductor – Another indie gamble?  It looks intriguing.

House of Games – Early David Mammet, on Ebert’s list.  

Morvern Callar – From director Lynn Ramsey (You Were Never Really Here)

Brothers – We recently saw Susan Bier’s excellent After the Wedding – this is another film the she both wrote and directed.

Yesterday –   A man wakes up to find that the world has never heard of the beatles.  Romantic comedy written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Laggies).

The Hunt – We enjoyed the work of the lead actor in other films.

A Fortunate Man – The few reviews I could find on this movie were good

Off the Map – I saw this on an indie movie review site that said if you like character dramas like The Station Agent that you would like this one.

Blame – I am a sucker for the coming-of-age dramas

If Beale Street Could Talk – Another one that got rave reviews

 

Good Movie Lists

Indies – A Good Movie to Watch – Not that I want to give props to another site but I’ve been following this list for a while

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Paste Magazine 75 Best Indie movies

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